When you think of The Simpsons, the first holiday you are going to think of is Halloween. That’s because every year they have their “Treehouse of Horror” episode. However, Christmas has been a frequent topic as well. That’s not surprising, of course. Television shows love Christmas, and The Simpsons has done over 650 episodes If they didn’t have at least like a dozen Christmas episodes that’d be weird. I am going to write about a few of them this month for the occasion of the season, starting with a little episode called “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire.”
You may also know this episode as the very first episode of The Simpsons. Yes, this iconic sitcom started with a Christmas show. That wasn’t the intention. The first episode was supposed to be “Some Enchanted Evening.” That ended up being the final episode of the first season because the animation came back from Korea looking terrible. There was panic that the show was screwed. Spoiler alert: It wasn’t.